The Lady’s Guide To Deception And Desire by Emmanuelle De Maupassant


The Lady’s Guide To Deception And Desire is a journey fraught with mystery, peril, and passion.  This book is an exciting ride of obsession and love.  With many twists and turns, this story is bound to get your heart racing!

This is a prequel; for those who read The Lady’s Guide To Scandal, this is Ethan’s sister, Rosamund’s story.  Rosamund is destitute and desperate.  Conveniently, she finds the Duke Of Studborne, who is looking for a wife and heir.  Inconveniently, Rosamund is drawn toward his nephew, Benedict, who is as poor as she is.  Rosamund is a study of desperation and where it can lead.  She also has a strong moral compass and loving heart that steers her well.  Benedict is shy, scholarly, and clueless when it comes to women.  Benedict is endearing, and I fell in love with his character.

The couple’s connection is there with the first meeting.  Their journey to love is sweet and passionate, enhanced by danger and misunderstanding.  The couple’s scenes near the end are adorable.

The plot was intricate and constantly evolving.  The twists and turns demanded my attention.  There is an extravagant amount of plot packed into a relatively short story.  The plot is fast-paced and leaves the reader guessing at every turn of the page.  All of The Lady’s Guide books can be read separately. However, I think reading this one before Ethan’s story is preferable.  I enjoyed this little gem of a story immensely.  The Lady’s Guide To Deception And Desire is a fantastic addition to a series that keeps you wanting more!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

Release Date: September 15, 2021

Published by jelee1976

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